Getting the Most from Your Boom Sprayer
July 26 - July 27, 2022
Washington County and Columbia County
HostCCE Capital Area Agriculture and Horticulture Program
email Aaron Gabriel
Tuesday, July 26, 2:00 pm - 4:15 pm,
Salem Farm Supply, 5109 NY-22, Salem, NY 12865
Wednesday, July 27, 10:00 am - 12:15 pm
Salem Farm Supply, 841 NY-9H, Claverack, NY 12513
Arrive 15 minutes early to sign-in
TWO Core Pesticide Applicator Recertification Credits
Core credits can be used for recertification of all license categories.
Sprayer Calibration & Nozzle Selection - Michael Helms, Cornell- PSEP
Demo of different nozzles - droplet size, pattern, coverage, drift; choosing the proper nozzle; sprayer setup; sprayer calibration exercise
Water Quality - Aaron Gabriel, CCE
Attendees will test the spray water samples they bring for pH and hardness with test strips that will be provided. How to adjust pH and hardness.
Labels & Record Keeping - DEC personnel
Keep records to satisfy NYS DEC requirements. Understanding pesticide labels.
Personal Protective Equipment - Anna Meyerhoff, NYCAMH
Selecting and wearing the proper PPE to minimize applicator exposure to pesticides.
Attendees should bring a sample of the water they use for spraying, preferably in a clear glass jar.
Registration is $20 by 8 am July 25th online at https://caahp.ccext.net/civicrm/event/register?reset=1&id=159.
For registration questions, contact CAAHP at 518-765-3518, email@example.com. For program questions contact Aaron Gabriel, 518-380-1496.
Bring your pesticide applicator license to the meeting. You must arrive on time and stay for the entire two hours to receive credit.
ENY Late Summer Orchard Field Meeting
August 16, 2022
Join us for a late-summer field meeting. Cornell researchers and extension specialists will give talks on management tasks to be mindful of late in the season as we head into harvest. We will then walk through the orchard to look for some of the issues discussed, and further discuss their management strategies in the field. We will then discuss how the crop is shaping up around the greater ENY region, and will allow ample time for you to share your thoughts on this year's crop, and to answer any other questions you may have.
Costa Rica Agritourism and Cultural Study Tour
December 3 - December 11, 2022
Costa Rica Agritourism and Cultural Study Tour hosted by Laura McDermott, and organized by Explorations by Thor, a well-respected international travel company that specializes in agricultural tours will embark December 3 - 11, 2022. Don't miss this opportunity to travel, learn and relax with other farmers. It will be a blast!
This one-of-a-kind guided excursion is an educational and entertaining way to visit another country while networking with fellow berry production and Agri-tourism professionals. The tour allows attendees the convenience of a completed itinerary including hotels, most meals and in-country transportation. Guests will visit a wide variety of Costa Rican agriculture and while still having time for cultural highlights.